blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that records transactions across a network of computers. The “blocks” in a blockchain contain a list of transactions, and each block is linked to the previous one, forming a chain. This structure ensures transparency, security, and immutability of data.
Cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual form of currency that uses cryptography for security and operates on a blockchain. Bitcoin, created in 2009 by an anonymous entity known as Satoshi Nakamoto, was the first cryptocurrency and remains the most well-known.